DanMachi 2.5

In which Our Heroes get their Just Rewards, and A Great Darkness Covers The… no, wait, it’s just rubber ducks. Evil, evil rubber ducks. A little R&R before the Haruhime story kicks off.

(And, no, she doesnt seem to be in the game yet; since this week’s new characters were Daphne and Cassandra, I presume she’ll show up next week. If they implement something even vaguely close to her power, she’ll be very popular for PvP)

Cop Craft episode 5

Still holds my interest, still feels rushed, wish the vampire chick had nipples.

My biggest concern is that they ripped through book one in 3.5 episodes, and the other books are all about 20% shorter. How far do they plan to get in 12 episodes, and will the results be coherent?

DanMachi 2.4

In which the first arc is quickly wrapped up, thankfully getting rid of the mustache-twirling ugly people who were spitting into the camera. Nice cameo by Mord, who’s clearly learned his lesson (he’s practically tsundere in the DanMemo game…). Pity that Lili’s self-esteem is so firmly tied up in Bell, but maybe Finn can help out with that (misleading non-spoiler).

Next up: Amazons, ho! No, wait, I meant Amazon hoes!

Super Miniskirt Space Pirates 1: Pirate Officer Cadets

So, the original light novels that Bodacious Space Pirates was based on moved to a new publisher, who redid the covers in a more anime style and has now spun off a new series, apparently the adventures of Marika and Chiaki as Imperial space cadets:

Um, Hestia?

I don’t think he’s ready for that discussion just yet…

(via the DanMemo mobile game)

Dear Funimation,

Abandoning the streaming rights to the Japanese version of a recent show while keeping the dub version online is not interesting to me. I just removed half a dozen recent shows from my watchlist because of that. I can still watch them on Crunchyroll, but your FireTV client actually works. If only you two were partners or something; oh, wait.

The Saga Continues...

Stop digging up dead idol singers and start stocking up on dried squid, because Zombieland Saga Revenge is coming!

Cop Craft episode 4

The OP and ED songs have been stuck in my head all week. I’ve rewatched episodes 1-3. I lightly skimmed the first light novel to see how faithful the anime is. I watched episode 4 when it came out this morning, then read the epilogue to see what they changed (mostly same events, different actions and implications; Tirana’s outfit was not described in the book…).

As expected, they finished off book 1. Unexpectedly, they finished it early and went right into book 2. All the other books are about 20% shorter than the first one, though, which means they’re either going to try to get all the way through book 4, or spend extra time on 2 and 3; not sure how either plan would work out based on how they handled this one.

It has some flaws (including the animation budget), but I like it.